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  • Five things said Monday at Colorado Springs City Hall

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    From Monday's Colorado Springs City Council work session: - "We are not hitting some people really hard and some not at all." - Council member Andy Pico on proposed electric rate increases that will hit 14 rate classes differently, from 1.8 percent to 7.3 percent. The three main rate...

  • Six school districts in Pikes Peak region to ask voters to approve bond, mill levy issues

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Preliminary ballot questions for the Nov. 4 election are set. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office is reviewing the questions, which had to be submitted by Sept. 5. Local voters will be able to make their views known on a variety of topics, from school funding to...

  • Colorado Springs electric rates could rise in 2015 due to emission control projects at power plants

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    All Colorado Springs Utilities customers could get hit with an electric rate increase in 2015 to pay for emission control projects at Martin Drake and Ray Nixon coal-fired power plants. The Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities board of...

  • Gazette exclusive: El Paso County jail medical care was 'dysfunctional' for years

    By Matt Steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    When John Sebastian was locked in one of El Paso County's bare, concrete medical cells in 2012, it was supposed to be for his own good. Instead, he said, it made things worse. Sebastian, a 49-year-old father of four with no criminal history, had been arrested for aggravated...

  • Water for Colorado Springs parks may cut into 2015 budget

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The price of watering the city's parks may be why the 2015 city budget faces a deficit. Mayor Steve Bach said he needs to slash about $6 million from the 2015 budget, and hinted that the nearly $4 million parks watering bill from Colorado Springs Utilities is among the reasons....

  • United Way teaming with Colorado Springs Forward to shape public policy

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A longtime community organization that relies on a corps of volunteers for quality of life issues is working with a newly formed organization that has the goal of shaping Colorado Springs public policy. Pikes Peak United Way is ready to appoint a task force to study three issues that...

  • Gov. John Hickenlooper, Bob Beauprez square off in first debate

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION - Gov. John Hickenlooper had his feathers ruffled a little Saturday night when Bob Beauprez brought up some of the governor's recent gaffes. But the Democratic incumbent fired back strong in regards to his opponent's questions about Hickenlooper's statements to...

  • Ballot Countdown: Udall gets campaign boost, Beauprez under fire

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Udall gets campaign assist from Warren U.S. Sen. Mark Udall got some campaign help in Jefferson County from his popular Democratic colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the pair kicked off a canvassing effort Friday in the battleground county as Udall tries to retain his seat. Warren...

  • Gardner comes out firing in first debate with incumbent Udall

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION - U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner talked rapidly and aggressively Saturday night in the Republican's effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, and at times the incumbent's slower, deliberate answers came across like he was a deer caught in the headlights. The first debate between...

  • 5 ways the GOP can wrest Senate majority from Dems

    Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Republicans need six new seats to control the Senate. Strategies to get there include: 1. Win the three easy ones. Republicans are heavily favored to replace retiring Democratic senators in West Virginia, South Dakota and Montana, states that President Barack Obama lost by 13...

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